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David Roth takes the helm at Buckeye USD

NEW SUPERINTENDENT at Buckeye, David Roth, sits at his desk, eager to get a handle on the community that he and his family now call home. Village Life photo by Pat Dollins

“We need the entire community thinking about how to support the students and prepare them for the world of an ever-changing pace,” said Dr. David Roth, newly hired superintendent of Buckeye Union School District. “We should be constantly renewing that welcoming voice to the community, encouraging more of their input, particularly with our resources under […]

No Comment / July 26, 2011 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Catalytic converter thefts plague El Dorado Hills

EL DORADO HILLS — Three months after the rash of Cameron Park catalytic converter thefts came to an end, El Dorado Hills residents are the latest targets of the auto-centric crime spree. On July 17 and 18, four El Dorado Hills residents were victimized by catalytic converter theft, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s […]

No Comment / July 26, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Neighbors resist plans for big box retail in Town Center West

BED BATH AND BEYOND? — Springfield Meadows resident Terry Thomas stands in his driveway and ponders the future of the neighboring, mostly vacant Town Center West site which could become home to large retail stores under a pre-application recently filed by the Mansour Company. Village Life photo by Mike Roberts

Tony Mansour would like to add large retail to his Town Center West project, the 130 acres west of Latrobe Road and north of White Rock Road. At a meeting last Wednesday residents of the neighboring Stonebriar and Springfield Meadows communities voiced their concerns about “big box blight” — noise, pollution, crime, etc. — near their homes […]

10 Comments / July 25, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

People Talk: What are you reading this summer?

Jill Lohnes, Shingle Springs “‘Shutter Island.’ They just made a movie with Leonardo DiCaprio out of it. It’s a great story with loads of twists and turns. I can’t give anything away.” Sedef Senman, Sacramento “€œ’The Subtle Body. It’€™s about auras, chakras and meditation. It links biological information, like how the organs work together, with energy […]

No Comment / July 25, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Drawing the lines: Activists lobby for two ‘more urban’ supervisorial districts

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El Dorado Hills and Cameron Park activists turned out in force at the July 19 El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting to ask the supervisors to hold off accepting a tentative redistricting map, and to argue for the creation of a pair of western, “more urban” supervisorial districts. Many left feeling that they’d won […]

No Comment / July 25, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Raising a guide dog is like icing on a cupcake

CUPCAKE'S FAMILIES —€” Angela and Jim Huong, standing left to right, along with their children Geoff and Grace Huang helped train Cupcake for her new owner Allison Depner, center seated. Courtesy photo

El Dorado Hills residents Grace and Angela Huang contributed time and love in raising a puppy for Guide Dogs for the Blind, and were proud to see their dog, Cupcake, graduate as a guide in a formal ceremony at the guide dog campus in San Rafael last month. Once Cupcake was a grown puppy and […]

1 Comment / July 22, 2011 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

When fire threatens your safety be ready to go

This is part three of Cal Fire’s series on its Ready, Set, Go program. CAMINO — “Leave your home before you are ordered to evacuate. You will not only be giving your family the best chance of surviving a wildfire but you will also be helping emergency service vehicles by keeping the roads clear. Plan […]

No Comment / July 22, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »